Mossy Creek Fly Fishing Forecast 3/27/2023
Nick brings us the forecast this week. We are expecting typical March weather with lows in the 30's with highs in the mid 50's until Thursday when things will warm up a bit. Expect temps in the 70's with lows in the 50's by the weekend. There will be some overcast days with a chance of showers. Rain is in the forecast for Thursday night through Friday. Hopefully we will get a shot of water as we are below average flow right now for this time of year. Brook trout fishing has been great. Caddis are hatching like crazy and we will continue to see mayflies and a few stoneflies in the mix. We saw our first little yellow stones yesterday! Dry droppers will help you quickly locate fish up in the mountains. Elk hair caddis, small stimulators, quill gordons, rapidans, parachute adams, humpies, wulffs, mini hots are all taking brook trout. Prince, hare's ears, pheasant tails, copper johns, frenchies, and your favorite attractor nymphs in size 12-14 will do the trick as well under a dry, indicator, or tight lined. Try a skated caddis on the spring creeks if you see bugs coming off. Add a wet fly to the back end of your dry if fish are reluctant to grab the fly off the surface. We have seen fish rocketing out of the water for caddis this past week. Sculpins, crayfish, and baitfish patterns like kreelex, sparkle minnows, near nuff sculpins, crystal buggers, retrievers will take fish especially on the overcast and rainy days. The bass fishing has cranked up and we have been enjoying catching some big fat smallmouth and largemouth. The smallmouth are still in their wintering holes on the south fork but they are becoming more active in these warmer water temps. We did find a few fish in backwater spots crushing schools of minnows late in the day but many of the dominant spawning areas are empty and we likely won't see fish in those areas for another 3-4 weeks. We have moved a few big musky this morning and we believe we will see these fish begin their spawning ritual soon. The big largemouth are active right now on the South Fork. Find big submerged timber near slow moving pools and you might find a number of fish stacked up on that wood. Enjoy the clear, low, warm water conditions right now while they last. It won't be long until a big spring rain blows us out!
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- Colby Trow